Monday, March 28, 2011

cloe moretz on jay leno hmm video gone now.
I'm not a huge fan of sitcom 30 rock, or alex baldwin, but i'll have to watch now that chloe has a small role as his nemesis.

we are couchsurfing with this artist. patty murphy is his late wife, and art sales benefit breast cancer research.
this piece is hanging on the wall here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

the education of a poker player, herbert yardley. pdf.
I've been looking for this book for several years, after reading his "The American Black Chamber" about when he ran the american codebreaking team in WWI. I don't play poker, but he's a good storyteller.
oh and here a google books snapshot of his black chamber book.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Life expectancy is increasing by five hours a day. article at boingboing about progress from trade.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My Definite Chief Aim
I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
Bruce Lee
like a boss.

a laptop for every student? it seems to have worked in maine.

markets in everything: http://rentafriend.com

shatner is 80. looks pretty good for 80.
update: so is nimoy

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yesterday wasn't just the vernal equinox (circa 7:20 pm)and the first day of spring, it was very hungry caterpillar day.
I also missed steak and blow job day this year.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

apparently i'm a trend setter, or just a hermit. nyt article on nobody uses phones for voice anymore.
12 sites that might put you to work;
my favorite mechanical is the mechanical turk.
i almost signed up at chacha, but then didn't. when i was doing a lot of medical studies, a gig like that would have made sense, but lately i'm not finding any studies.

the monito del monte is a south american marsupial, the only living member of a group of south american marsupials that are the ancestors of australian marsupials.
he is a 'lazarus taxon', once considered extinct. til (today i learned) at reddit.
not to be confused with the mountain pygmy possum, another lazarus taxon.

New on hulu:
Better with you:
three couples illustrate different relationship styles.
a thirty-something hotel manager is unmarried, to the older sister of the girl engaged to a twenty-something slacker. their parents are played by the mom from that 70s show and (well knows character actor whose name i don't know.)
perfect couples
three couples illustrate different relationship styles.
dave and what's her name are the protagonists, bookended by olivia munn as half of a trendfolllowing preppie couple, and trailer-trash-meets-aging-twenty-something-slacker.
this one's the most watchable of the three shows.
traffic light:
three couples illustrate different relation styles.
one's married, one's living with his girlfriend, one has a different girl ever week.
they conference call while driving to work in the morning, establishing the plot line for this week's thrilling/madcap episode.

Sailor Jerry documentary, old school hawaiian tattoo art.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


year of the hedgehog hulu

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

the king's speech: japan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

moot speech at sxsw
if i find tynan's talk i'll add that too.
update: tynan's batteries went out so no video at least not yet?
the beaver premiered at sxsw. here's a review. it might be the one movie i see in the theater this year. i go to about one movie a year.
gibson is consistently good, from galipoli to conspiracy theory to braveheart. i don't mind his politics,and his politics often inform his movies. the plot here about a depressed guy who finds a puppet and a new way to try to communicate, obviously speaks to me.

Happy ides of march. update: volokh is on it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

this bike is printed from plastic. it's a gimmick to demonstrate a technology, with no plans to actually produce and market it. it weighs half what an aluminum bike does.
i'd like to see these produced, but i probably couldn't get that accomplished, even if i dropped everything else going on in my life (such as it is.)

happy pi day

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ken and I are 50. C'mon Barbie, let's go party.

Charlie's angel Bree Olson in helpful bus

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

truth beauty and football: david post liked barcelona, 3-1 over arsenal. I used to know david from the cyberia list. currently he posts at volokh.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Local judge rules against indianapolis star about disclosing anonymous commenters, reports the Star
The ruling is not online, so it isn't clear what standard the judge used.
maybe the ILB will have more, developing.
Yes, the ilb had it. pdf.
No,that's just the order, not an opinion. So I don't know where things stand.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

chocolate trailer

Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church wins at Supreme Court, 8-1.
This was the right result,and is something the Church has been working on for years.
They will now be even more insufferably smug than before.
I think I first ran into these guys,both in person and online, in 1992.
I figure love the sinner hate the sin. I offered to have lunch with Ben, the Phelps who was disrupting our chatrooms, next time I ran into him at a rally. But they were afraidI had nefarious purposes in mind so we ended up not meeting.
I wonder what they will get in th3e way of legal fees for this one.

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